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Guerlain Voyage Meteorites – the ridiculously expensive compact. I’d love it, but I don’t love it $170 worth.

There are also some brands I’d like to try that are either only available online or through international sellers, and I’m hesitant to buy without being able to see *any* of the products in person. I don’t know much about Sisley; are they supposed to be good?

I hope you do try Sisley Christine! Pricey product but worth the investment. It’s a French family owned business/product. I recommend u try the Express Flower Gel Mask for hydrating, toning & firming. Says to leave it in for 3-5 min but I leave it on all night & wake up to radiant, glowy skin in the morning. I recently bought their Black Rosé Cream Mask for Smoothing Plumping & brightening. I also leave it throughout the night. Results r also amazing! These 2 masks r by far my favorite to use! I bought mine while I was in London at Harrod’s. xx

Sisley as far as I have heard is a luxury brand, maybe even higher end compared to Chanel, Ysl and Guerlain for example, I think is closer to Tom Ford. They are supposed to have very high quality products, that use plant extracts or something like that…

Yes, I love my Sisley blushes far better than my Burberry and Chanel ones. Also the Sisley lipglosses i find are great and well pigmented in relation to other brands.

Out of curiosity, what makes the Sisley blushes better than Burberry? Because I love my Burberry blushes to pieces, they’re my absolute favorites.

oo I would love to have the By Terry Baume de rose lip balm! It looks so pretty but I don’t think I can spend $80 on a lip balm, I’d rather get a foundation or an eye shadow quad for that much.

Maryam – I hear you about the price tag! Well after several weeks of a self-imposed ban on beauty buys, I indulged in this tiny jar of wonders. The reasons are 1) it works so beautifully as surely you know, 2) the results (fuller, deeply moisturized lips) last for days which means 3) I only have to use it about twice a week and 4) a tiny amount goes a really long way.

Just thought I would share because I rarely find such a HG skincare product and this one makes me so happy each time I use it.

I’m definitely itching to try the Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Powder in Mythic! Despite several impressive entries from Hourglass and NARS as of late, I don’t think they quite match up to Guerlain’s photoshopping effect; at least not according to Christine! I admit though, I need to personally compare them side-to-side in order to reach a final verdict.

The other probably splurge-worthy item is the Cle de Peau concealer. I haven’t had good results with cream concealers in both the pan or stick forms, since they all tend to be quite powdery in finish, accentuate bits of flaky skin, while creasing in the lines. I’ve always had better results with liquid formulations. In fact, both of my current HGs are liquids: the Estee Lauder Double Wear and the Lancome Maquicomplet. I’m really excited to try the new LORAC Touch Up to Go and the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer though; they look promising. But getting back on track, the CdP product receives such rave that I’m always tempted to try it!

I have the Cle de Peau concealer and haven’t found it to be any better than the OCC concealer. In fact, I would say the CdP concealer looks more like makeup than some other concealers I’ve tried. It does last a good long while, but it’s not a holy grail (to me at least). See if you can swap for one on MakeupAlley before spending the money.

I’ve seen the Cle de Peau concealer in person. Had a huge RED pimple too. Covered it up completely. It’s really not a gamble for $70.

oh my gosh, my list is miles long. Burberry lip velvet, DiorSnow bb cream, Jo Malone earl grey perfume, it goes on and on! I did get myself the Guerlain Meteorites around Christmas time and while I don’t see too much of a difference on my face I love them too much to care!

Most things!! I’m always hard on cash, so I don’t splurge allllll that often, and when I do, it’s with careful deliberation. I’d love to be able to spend money on high-end stuff more often, but it wouldn’t be responsible on my budget 🙁 boooo…..

Specifically, though, I want pretty much every lipstick from the new MAC line, haha. All of the shades are so so so lovely! But $22 for lipstick? Oh my gosh! I’ll have to choose wisely.

The new NARS powders; I do plan to buy them, along with Sheer Glow foundation, concealer, etc, but unfortunately I’m on a “no-buy” for the rest of the year, or until I finish 3 foundations-whichever comes first. This is literally the hardest thing I’ve done in terms of makeup, but it’ll be a nice reward at the end.

I also want the UD Oz palettes, but I really can’t justify buying them. None of the shades I’m really drawn to are so unique I have to buy them.

A Guerlain lipstick! They are kind of expensive but I want one so bad! I think I will get one for my birthday 😀

Here in Canada MAC eyeshadow quads cost upwards of $70 each, so I definitely count those as a splurge! I tried to restrain myself, and ended up making lists of colours and narrowing them down over the course of several months before I actually went ahead with buying my first quad (ended up choosing Swiss Chocolate, Cork, Expensive Pink, and Woodwinked, and they work beautifully together to create several looks). Even though I’ve been using them every day, I felt a little guilty about the purchase at the time – I’m very happy with the quality of these shades, but it will probably be AGES before I buy another quad from MAC, just because of the price!

I also find it hard to justify spending more than $20 on foundation and so I’ve never tried any HE brands, even though I’d love to give them a go. The Revlon Colourstay whipped foundation works well on my skin, so I doubt that’ll change any time soon!

I am currently using Sisley eye cream because nothing seems to moisturize and it doesnt have a heavy scent like Dior or Guerlain. Sisley is super super super expensive. This eye cream also has parabens. I just wish Sisley would be with the times. I used to buy this soap from Sisley to help with my acne. It was non-alkaline- calendula cleansing bar. It was like $60 back in the late ’80s and I somehow used so little that it lasted me a year. Then I found this non-alkaline soap at some beauty store for $7.00….probably without the botanicals that Sisley touts. If you are going to try Sisley, go to Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Carol has been there for at least 30 years. She knows Sisley well.

Right now, if I were to splurge, I think I would splurge on a brand that has no paraben, no strong fragrance or none, and something to firm up my skin….some French brand. I love La Mer….but I want something more. Those products which cost $500.00 would be what I am eyeing. I would buy it if I new it works because I am not going under the knife and no injections for me.

estee lauder tease gelee blush( love it!!!!) but it’s around 75 dollars in my country and i just can´t afford it cause i need a new foundation and mascara:-( maybe next mont if it isn’t sold out…

Guerlain Meteorites. In Australia they’re $117, though I’ve seen them on eBay for much less. Every time I’ve had the spare cash available I’ve ended up buying something else. The other things I’m dying to try are the Hourglass Ambient Lights and a few Nars products.

Definitely Cle de Peau and Tom Ford. Unfortunately, they’re not available in my location. I can only pick up products from those brands whenever I go out of the country. I prefer seeing the products up close and being able to swatch/try them on so buying online isn’t really an option.

All of the SKII skin products really. I really want to see what they would do to benefit my skin, but its really too expensive when you consider the other products out there!

The fragrance Burberry Body and the new Lancome In Love collection. Guess who is the reason why I covet these things? Hint: “It’s Levioosa not Leviosa”

Burberry Body is my FAVE scent! I’m torn between the regular one and the intense. My mother took my regular bottle but I won’t let her get her hands on my intense lol

I know! The prices are Sci-Fi, but the reviews have been so promising. This is of course discounting the ones done with products provided for PR purposes. Without naming names, I found myself SHOCKED by how many blogs seemed to have glowing, fluffy, non critical, thoughtless reviews for PR products. I don’t mean they found a great product, I mean it was written like ad copy. Bless Christine.

Second that! I have read a couple reviews where the product was provided but where I think the blogger can be mostly trusted to be objective, but sometimes…yeah. I just wish they carried it in stores so I could get a sample and try for myself before I fork over $125 for the product.

Hi Blue, I emailed the Omorosvka (misspelled, I know) customer service, and they sent me a couple of samples of the BB cream. It took a couple of weeks at least for shipping from Budapest, but they were free! It’s good stuff – great coverage, but best for normal to slightly oily skin, IMHO. Good luck!

A Chanel eyeshadow quad, it looks so luxurious and I would really like a lovely neutral toned one. I´m a lipstick girl so I would prefer a limited number of eyeshadows ( 4 or 6 ) to work with when I want a more complete makeup look, and I figure if I´m going to have such a small quantity let it be high end. However I don´t know when I will purchase that Chanel quad, since currently I have a wish list full of lipstick and lip gloss products, particularly Chanel glossimer Mirage and Chanel extrait de gloss Insolence, also Guerlain Chamade Rouge Automatique, so I´m afraid that quad will have to wait some time more…

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